Pre SIHH 2015 - The Piaget Altiplano Chronograph
Pre SIHH 2015
The Piaget Altiplano Chronograph
4,65 is not any number but rather what's behind the new record of slimness for a chronograph movement. It has been set by Piaget which is, from 1957, the undisputed leader of what may be regarded to as the “Ultra-thin revolution”, that began with the 2mm thick caliber 9F.
The Piaget Altiplano Chronograph will be one of the SIHH 2015's highlights and the first timepiece to adopt the hand-wound 3Hz caliber 883P inside a super slim 8,24mm thick case. The 883P is an upgrade of the automatic movement 880P, widely recognized as one of the slimmest mechanical calibers ever made, and features a flyback function, has a 50 hours of Power Reserve, a column-wheel mechanism along with a vertical clutch to enhance precision and is fully visible through the transparent case back.
The 41mm wide case design is very neat as is its three-counter dial: the seconds counter is placed at 6, the 30 minute register at 3 while at 9 is placed the 24-hour dual-time indication.
Technical complication meets sleekness and extreme readability. The Piaget Altiplano Chronograph will be made in white or rose gold, with or without a 56 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 1.8 carats) set on the bezel. Additional information and pricing to be released during the upcoming SIHH 2015.
For further information please visit the official Piaget website.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Piaget)
Gaetano C. @Horbiter - Watches & Luxury